Heather L. Poole PC - Immigration Attorneys

Heather L. Poole PC - Immigration Attorneys U.S. Immigration Lawyers Representing Clients all over the U.S. with complicated family-based green card cases, I-601 waivers (unlawful presence, crimes, misrepresentation), VAWA abused spouse cases, conditional green card waivers, and more.
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We represent clients all over the U.S. and have a 99% approval rate on our cases, now in our 20th year. *Always consult a competent immigration attorney about your case, facts make a huge difference in options and immigration law changes daily. Past success does not guarantee future results.

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Interpreting Immigration Law - consider the source. How do we know what is law, government interpretation or application...
04/06/2021

Interpreting Immigration Law - consider the source. How do we know what is law, government interpretation or application of law, or an opinion? See this helpful flyer.

Interpreting Immigration Law - consider the source. How do we know what is law, government interpretation or application of law, or an opinion? See this helpful flyer.

Our firm is proud to announce that Attorney Heather Poole has been named a “Super Lawyer” (Superlawyers.com) by other at...
02/16/2021

Our firm is proud to announce that Attorney Heather Poole has been named a “Super Lawyer” (Superlawyers.com) by other attorneys, a designation for the top 5% of immigration attorneys over the age of 40 in Southern California, 6 years in a row (So. California has the third largest concentration of immigration lawyers in the U.S.) Congratulations Heather!

Heather's name appears in the January issue of Los Angeles Magazine.
http://ow.ly/e3up50DBV0m

Our firm is proud to announce that Attorney Heather Poole has been named a “Super Lawyer” (Superlawyers.com) by other attorneys, a designation for the top 5% of immigration attorneys over the age of 40 in Southern California, 6 years in a row (So. California has the third largest concentration of immigration lawyers in the U.S.) Congratulations Heather!

Heather's name appears in the January issue of Los Angeles Magazine.
http://ow.ly/e3up50DBV0m

We are receiving lots of questions about President Biden's immigration actions taken so far and what's ahead. Check out ...
01/27/2021

We are receiving lots of questions about President Biden's immigration actions taken so far and what's ahead. Check out this flyer for more info. And always consult a licensed immigration attorney about your case - this area of law changes daily!

We are receiving lots of questions about President Biden's immigration actions taken so far and what's ahead. Check out this flyer for more info. And always consult a licensed immigration attorney about your case - this area of law changes daily!

01/19/2021

USCIS is temporarily suspending in-person services at all field offices, asylum offices and application support centers on Jan. 19 and 20.

USCIS will reschedule individuals who had appointments on Jan. 19 and 20 and send them notices with their new appointment dates.

We just received a bright spot now from a client who recently became a US citizen (yay!) focusing on the work of Yvonne,...
01/08/2021

We just received a bright spot now from a client who recently became a US citizen (yay!) focusing on the work of Yvonne, our legal secretary, who just celebrated a birthday this week... we're so happy and grateful to work with people with heart.

We just received a bright spot now from a client who recently became a US citizen (yay!) focusing on the work of Yvonne, our legal secretary, who just celebrated a birthday this week... we're so happy and grateful to work with people with heart.

Misdemeanor Drug Conviction for Cocaine, Meth, or Prescription Pills Possession? Immigration Case Screwed? Check out our...
11/27/2020

Misdemeanor Drug Conviction for Cocaine, Meth, or Prescription Pills Possession? Immigration Case Screwed? Check out our latest video: "FAQ Post Conviction Relief to Avoid Deportation for Drug Convictions", for an introduction to proceedings that could eliminate that conviction.

It Continues to Happen! Blind Sided by the Consulate and Stuck abroad after Relying on USCIS's I-601A Waiver Approval. W...
11/20/2020

It Continues to Happen! Blind Sided by the Consulate and Stuck abroad after Relying on USCIS's I-601A Waiver Approval. Watch Before You Go Abroad: "I-601A Approved But Will the Consulate Approve My Green Card?" and understand what you could face! http://ow.ly/qwW750ByhLt

Applying for a Green Card but Live in a State Where It is Legal to Smoke Pot? Watch out. Check out our latest video, "Ma...
11/13/2020

Applying for a Green Card but Live in a State Where It is Legal to Smoke Pot? Watch out. Check out our latest video, "Marijuana and Immigration - Is It Safe to Smoke Marijuana Even If It's Legal in Your State", and know what to look out for. https://youtu.be/FCs0ItHt1aU

"Is Applying for Citizenship Safe? How a Past Crime Can Affect You" - Our latest video about the importance of reviewing...
11/06/2020

"Is Applying for Citizenship Safe? How a Past Crime Can Affect You" - Our latest video about the importance of reviewing your history & what to watch out for before you make any applications for naturalization to USCIS. http://ow.ly/qq6I50Byh6t

Just When You Thought that Vacation Could Finally Happen... Check out our latest video on intl travel and how it could e...
10/30/2020

Just When You Thought that Vacation Could Finally Happen... Check out our latest video on intl travel and how it could effect your citizenship application & ability to keep your green card: "FAQ Naturalization: How Travel Could Risk Your Green Card", http://ow.ly/6qCJ50BygVZ

Marijuana May Be Legal in Your State but it's a landmine if you are an immigrant. In our latest video, "FAQ - Deportable...
10/23/2020

Marijuana May Be Legal in Your State but it's a landmine if you are an immigrant. In our latest video, "FAQ - Deportable for a Marijuana Conviction?" Attorney Heather talks about drug issues that can land an immigrant in deportation/removal proceedings: http://ow.ly/qZzd50BygC6

Thought You Were Safe as a Green Card Holder? Check out our latest FAQ video: "Can I Lose My Green Card for a Theft Crim...
10/16/2020

Thought You Were Safe as a Green Card Holder? Check out our latest FAQ video: "Can I Lose My Green Card for a Theft Crime? CMTs" which explains how even a misdemeanor can get you deported (!) and what you can do to stop removal from the US: http://ow.ly/X4j950Bygmc

Did the Consulate Cancel Your Approved I-601A Waiver - Stuck Outside the US Now Without Your Family? Check out our lates...
10/09/2020

Did the Consulate Cancel Your Approved I-601A Waiver - Stuck Outside the US Now Without Your Family? Check out our latest video series: "I-601A Provisional Waiver Revoked" that reviews options to challenge a denial or revocation and get back to the US: http://ow.ly/LmWf50Bygaa

That misdemeanor coming back to haunt your? That expungement didn't help your immigration case?  Check out our latest vi...
10/02/2020

That misdemeanor coming back to haunt your? That expungement didn't help your immigration case? Check out our latest video on the intersection between state theft crimes and permanent residency: "Theft Crime Blocking Your Green Card Approval? (CMTs)": http://ow.ly/v5uq50ByfBM

10/02/2020

Federal Judge in CA (love my state!) has temporarily stopped DHS from increasing USCIS filing fees. Tomorrow, DHS planned to hike green card fees by over 1000 bucks, citizenship fees by over $500. Don't wait to file your case as we don't know how long the injunction will hold!

Check out our latest video: "Deported? Come Back the Right Way Before Your Order is Up", part 1 of a 2 part series based...
09/25/2020

Check out our latest video: "Deported? Come Back the Right Way Before Your Order is Up", part 1 of a 2 part series based on common questions by those serving a 5 or 10 year removal order from the US and how to reunite with family or return to the US: http://ow.ly/2zqx50Byf9V

Finally back with a new video!  COVID & this Admin has kept us busy! Check out: "The Permanent Bar: I've Served My 10 Ye...
09/22/2020

Finally back with a new video! COVID & this Admin has kept us busy! Check out: "The Permanent Bar: I've Served My 10 Years Abroad. How to Come Home Again" - answers to questions from families separated for years who are trying to reunite: http://ow.ly/Wha950ByeB3.

03/20/2020

COVID 19 has now shut down USCIS offices for all in person visits - n no green card or natz interviews, no infopass, nada. However, filings and RFEs that are due must still be filed! Service Centers are open (mail in). Don't miss deadlines! Also, keep any postponement notice from USCIS -even if your interview date is outside of the date it states on the notice that they are cancelling interviews for - this is your proof that you were told not to attend. It's a bit chaotic with the feds right now, protect yourself and your case.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19: Check out this USCIS pag: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closin...
03/13/2020
USCIS Office Closings

GOVERNMENT OFFICE CLOSURES DUE TO COVID-19: Check out this USCIS pag: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-office-closings for the most recent list of any temporary office closures. For any Immigration deportation court temporary closures, follow the Courts on Twitter: @DOJ_EOIR. Unless you see a closure or receive a notice rescheduling your case, you must show up to Court or your interview! Serious immigration consequences could occur. Consult with an immigration attorney if you believe you have a serious reason as to why you cannot attend, prior to your interview.

We list offices that are closed or have temporarily changed hours. This information can change quickly, so please check this page on the day of your appointment.

03/13/2020

COVID – 19″ CURRENTLY NO IN-PERSON APPT REQUESTS AVAILABLE. Only Skype and Phone Appts are available at our firm. This is purely a preventative measure to better protect the health and well-being of our clients and staff while the COVID-19 virus is being monitored nationwide. All legal services remain ongoing and it is otherwise, business as usual.

Attorney Heather and CARECEN Director speaking on "What can we expect from the new Public Charge rules?" for SoCa AILA t...
09/03/2019
- AILA Southern California

Attorney Heather and CARECEN Director speaking on "What can we expect from the new Public Charge rules?" for SoCa AILA to update attorneys on the new federal rule going into affect for green card applicants in October. Register/more info: socalaila.org

Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. businesses and industries, foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, o...

Attorney Heather and CARECEN Director speaking on "What can we expect from the new Public Charge rules?" for SoCa AILA t...
09/03/2019
- AILA Southern California

Attorney Heather and CARECEN Director speaking on "What can we expect from the new Public Charge rules?" for SoCa AILA to update attorneys on the new federal rule going into affect for green card applicants in October. Register/more info: socalaila.org

Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. businesses and industries, foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, o...

Attorney Melissa Continues our Firm's Ongoing Support of Local Domestic Violence  Resource Center - "Shepard's Door" by ...
07/22/2019

Attorney Melissa Continues our Firm's Ongoing Support of Local Domestic Violence Resource Center - "Shepard's Door" by Hosting an Advocate Training on Legal Issues for Abused Immigrants. Here with Representative Judy Chu at Shepard's Door Open House.

My Sense of Justice in the World Restored Today. Thrilled to Receive Grant of Asylum for Gay Brazilian Man Who Escaped F...
05/09/2019

My Sense of Justice in the World Restored Today. Thrilled to Receive Grant of Asylum for Gay Brazilian Man Who Escaped Frequent Harassment, Humiliation, and Physical Scarring for Daring to Be Out in Brazil's Increasing Anti-LGBT Environment. Many thanks for Melissa Wong, Esq. for a Great Closing.

Kismet! As Melissa and I finished our 601 Waiver Speaking Gig for the OCBar, 2 tough waiver cases came in with approvals...
04/10/2019

Kismet! As Melissa and I finished our 601 Waiver Speaking Gig for the OCBar, 2 tough waiver cases came in with approvals! Both misrepresentation waivers, one couple separated for two years with wife stuck in Philippines, one fearing the worst while in Peru at consulate hoping 601A would not be revoked. They're coming home!

Attorney Heather & Attorney Melissa to Speak at Orange County Bar on "Protecting Yourself and Your Client: The Tricky Wo...
03/26/2019

Attorney Heather & Attorney Melissa to Speak at Orange County Bar on "Protecting Yourself and Your Client: The Tricky World of 601 Waivers" - Covering Immigration trigger problems - unlawful presence, crimes, prostitution, misrepresentation, and more. 4/9/19 in Newport Beach, CA. Register online: http://ow.ly/yiX650od7iu

Congrats to our very own Immigration Attorney Melissa Wong - Just elected to Immigration Section executive board of the ...
12/11/2018

Congrats to our very own Immigration Attorney Melissa Wong - Just elected to Immigration Section executive board of the Orange County Bar Association. Melissa brings her years of 601 waiver, LGBT, and VAWA immigration experience to the board. Get to know Melissa on Instagram!

So proud of HEATHER L POOLE PC - Immigration Lawyers' very own Attorney Melissa Wong - just honored by LA County Bar Ass...
09/25/2018

So proud of HEATHER L POOLE PC - Immigration Lawyers' very own Attorney Melissa Wong - just honored by LA County Bar Association for her pro bono and immigration work as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Did we mention how awesome she is? http://ow.ly/mplw30lYkLo

Attorney Heather to speak on "Immigration Issues and Liability Exposures" for High Risk Insurers with Attorney Louis Cas...
08/20/2018
Surplus Line Assocation of California

Attorney Heather to speak on "Immigration Issues and Liability Exposures" for High Risk Insurers with Attorney Louis Castoria, a professional liability defense and insurance coverage attorney in a special training event hosted by the CA Surplus Line Association on 8/21/2018 at the Universal Hilton, in Universal City, Hollywood. Advance Registration required. http://ow.ly/JHz850ifjnP

Surplus Line Association of California website.

04/25/2018

Happy to share a new win for a joint I-751 removal of condition on green card case to save a green card for a spouse who is separated from his wife and hasn't filed for divorce. Approved within 30 days of taking over the case after the client received an RFE, and with no interview! There is justice in the world! Tip for all: Don't let immigration officers force a divorce action or require one to be filed and conversion to a waiver - the law doesn't require it!

04/23/2018

WARNING re I-601A Waivers: In Feb 2018, CIS began transferring all provisional I-601A waivers to the Nebraska Service Center away from NBC (the National Benefit Center) where they've been filed from the start of the program, which could be alarming for processing times for I-601As. Nebraska Service Center takes 1 1/2 years on average to adjudicate traditional I-601s. We can only hope that they won't lump I-601as into this awful processing time; I-601a approvals have come back for us in 2-3 months on average for the past 2 years. It's a new era. . . ugh.

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225 S Lake Ave, Ste 300
Pasadena, CA
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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 05:00

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(877) 486-2678

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Immigration Attorney Heather L. Poole has been practicing over 16 years in solely complex family immigration and deportation defense law. She is one of few immigration attorneys who represent clients all over the world, including traveling to green card interviews, court appearances, and citizenship interviews all over the U.S. Heather is a certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by the State Bar of California but represents clients in every state and frequently travels outside of our home state of California to represent clients in removal proceedings and citizenship and green card interviews.

Heather is passionate about protecting the human rights of immigrants and has obtained numerous immigrant visa & criminal/unlawful presence waiver approvals, green cards, and citizenship for clients from all over the world. In addition, Heather has high approval rates*and has received numerous commendations from community organizations for her work on behalf of immigrants.

*Past results do not guarantee future outcome. Always consult with a competent immigration lawyer about the facts of your case.

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